Biology 106 - Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture
Instructor: Dr. Hugh Potter, Professor of Biology
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Best way to get in touch!)
Office Hours for the Spring 2014 Semester
and by appointment
A continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I intended to complete the required two-semester sequence. The course covers the following systems: Endocrine, Respiratory, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Bio-105. 3 Lecture and 3 Laboratory hours per week. 4 credits.
This course has been structured to afford you every opportunity to develop your ability to learn, to master the required material and to demonstrate your success in these endeavors. Students who have chosen to enroll in this course are seeking rigorous pre-professional preparation. This course will provide the level of preparation you require.
Textbook: Elaine M. Marieb; Human Anatomy and Physiology, Benjamin Cummings, Publisher.
Lab Manual: Elaine M. Marieb; Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, Benjamin Cummings, Publisher.
Dissecting kit and disposable latex gloves are required for dissection. Each student must bring their own kit and gloves to lab. Failure to have these materials will result in a zero grade on the quiz. Kits and gloves are available in the college bookstores.
Basis of Grade - Lecture Component
Your grade is based exclusively on your performance on tests. There is no extra credit or grade substitutes for exams. Four class exams plus an objective comprehensive final exam will be given. Lecture exams will cover the topics indicated on the schedule unless specific changes are announced in class. Each exam will include material from lecture discussions and the text. The class exams will consist of 60 objective, multiple choice questions and a specific essay question. The essay will be one out of three essays you will be given in advance of the exam. The one essay question chosen for the exam is "teachers choice". Therefore, you must prepare to answer all three essays. The average of your four class exams is worth 40% of your final grade. Your cumulative final exam grade is worth 20% of your final grade. The other 40% of your grade is taken from your lab average. Grades on all exams and the lab final grade are numerical initially. The overall numerical grade will be converted into a final letter grade following the final exam.
The final letter grade for the course is calculated from the numerical grade according to the following formula:
A 90 to 100%
B+ 87 to 89%
B 80 to 86%
C+ 77 to 79%
C 70 to 76%
D+ 67 to 69%
D 60 to 66%
F Less than 60%
Students may not use any extraneous materials, written or electronic, during an exam. The only items used by a student taking an exam are a pencil, a Scranton sheet and the blue book for essay answers. Students must provide their own pencils Cheating during an exam is a violation of the college's code of ethics and will result in the exam being given a zero grade. In addition, other administrative steps may include failure in the course or expulsion of the student from Union County College. At the beginning of the exam, students must place their books, notebooks, school bags or knapsacks in the front or side of the room, away from their seat.
Cell Phones and other electronic devices
“All electronic devices (cell phones, etc.) must be turned off in all lab and lecture classes.
All electronic devices (cell phones, etc.) must be turned off and stored off desks and out of sight during all tests and quizzes. If the electronic device is used, goes off, or is visibly observed by the instructor during a testing experience, the student may be given a failing grade, as low as zero. All of these restrictions equally apply to students reviewing exams at a later date.”
The use of cell phones
during lessons and exams is expressly prohibited by Biology department and
college regulations and is another criterion for evaluating a student's
participation in the class. In addition, cell phones must be off and put away
during an exam. The appearance of a cell phone or any other electronic device
during examinations will be construed as compromising the academic integrity of
the exam and may result in the student receiving a zero for the test.
In addition to the four class exams, there will be a Makeup/Retest following our last class meeting on a day and at a time TBA. The privilege of taking this exam is only given to students who have demonstrated appropriate class participation (see below for the criteria used in determining class participation). These students will be given the opportunity to take this exam to replace a poor grade on one of the four class tests. Once you have committed yourself to take this exam, the grade you receive on the retest will count whether it is higher or lower than the grade you are seeking to replace.
If you have missed one of the four class tests, you must take the makeup/retest. This is the only way to replace your missing grade. There are no additional makeup exams. The content on the makeup/retest will be the material we are covering at the very end of the course, i.e., The Urinary and Reproductive Systems.
Class participation requires attendance at all classes. More than two unexcused absences will result in a grade
reduction. Students must present documentation for their absence to be
is not acceptable. Students should be in class at the starting time in order
to take quizzes, tests and get the information of the day. Late arrivals create a
disturbance which is a major distraction for students and instructor.
student who arrives after the role is taken must see Dr. Potter at the end of
class so that he or she will not be marked absent for the evening.
Class participation depends on the student being present in class
and on time.
Biology 106 Lecture - Tentative Schedule of Lecture Topics
Topic Textbook Chapter
Endocrine System 17
The Blood 18
Related Web Sites: Hemostasis
The Lymphoid System
The Immune System 22
EXAM #1 - Possible Essays
The Heart 19
Power point Slide Presentation: Heart Physiology - EKG
Related Web Sites: Shockwave cardiac cycle
The Blood Vessels 20
The Respiratory System 23
EXAM #2 Possible essays
The Digestive System 24
Related Web Sites: The Digestive System
EXAM #3 Possible essays
The Urinary System 26
Reproductive Systems 28
Pregnancy and Human Development 29
EXAM #4 - 75 multiple choice questions - No essay
Last Date for Withdrawal - October 26th
Last Day of Fall Classes - December 14th